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Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has arrived in Milan where he will be discussing with his Italian counterpart Silvio Berlusconi ways to broaden mutually-rewarding ties between the two nations, the Voice of Russia reports.  On  Monday the sides plan to sign a sheaf of  bilateral accords, including Russian help in rebuilding the quake-shattered architectural monuments in Aquila, the construction of a thermonuclear reactor in Russia and  joint cooperation projects in energy, auto and aircraft design and development....

26.04.2010 Subject: Religion

The liberation of Norwegian Arctic by the Red Army paved the way for good neighborly relations between Oslo and Moscow in the years of the Cold War and continues to live in people’s memory today serving a solid foundation for bilateral cooperation, the Voice of Russia reports. This announcement came from the Governor of Finnmark country Gunnar Kjonnoy in the run-up to President Medvedev’s visit to Norway. Festive events commemorating the 65th anniversary of VE Day took place in Kirkenes last autumn....

22.04.2010 Subject: Religion

Russia and Uzbekistan should build up cooperation, says Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, the Voice of Russia reports. He was speaking during a meeting with his Uzbek counterpart Islam Karimov. The Russian leader said that Uzbekistan is Russia’s strategic partner that this country should develop all possible ties with. Although the financial crisis has affected the amount of the two countries’ trade turnover, the Russian President says he is certain that Russia and Uzbekistan will be able to make up for it if they make relevant moves. Uzbekistan is...

20.04.2010 Subject: Religion

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday the BRIC group uniting Brazil, Russia, India and China has developed into “a full-fledged mechanism both for coordinated effort and concrete decision-making”, reports ITAR-TASS. “We shall continue to coordinate our work and I am sure the results we achieved today will be implemented,” Medvedev said after the BRIC summit, which he described as “very interesting and productive”. “Negotiations confirmed...

16.04.2010 Subject: Religion

Over 10 documents have been signed on the outcome of Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev’s visit to Argentina, the Voice of Russia reports. One of them is a protocol on mutual understanding in peaceful using of nuclear power. Russian Rosatom company is ready to be Argentina’s partner in projecting and building atomic power-generating units and to supply fuel to Argentina. The sides have also signed a deal under which Argentina buys two MI-171E helicopters from Russia. Another cooperation memorandums signed are: in...

15.04.2010 Subject: Religion

The parties to the Washington-held Nuclear Security Summit have agreed to tighten control over nuclear materials in the next four years, the Voice of Russia reports. The final document of the meeting points out the importance of interstate cooperation in preventing nuclear components from falling into terrorists’ hands. The summit has reiterated the key role of the IAEA and the UN in ensuring nuclear security. The summit communiquй also features Russia’s proposals, specifically the one on the importance of the International Convention for the...

14.04.2010 Subject: Religion

President Medvedev is in Washington DC, taking part in a nuclear security summit that has brought together 47 countries as well as the UN and the IAEA, the Voice of Russia reports. Called to safeguard the world from the nuclear threat, the high-profile meeting promises to be the biggest international event hosted by the US after the 1945 San Francisco conference that founded the UN. The summit will produce a communiquй and a work plan with every participating country being expected to...

13.04.2010 Subject: Religion

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is heading for the United States to attend a nuclear security summit in Washington, the Voice of Russia reports. A total of 47 countries are due to take part, and also the United Nations, the International Atomic Energy Agency and the European Union. According to the ITAR-TASS news agency, the forthcoming summit meeting is expected to help the international community to beef up the security of nuclear materials and prevent these from falling into the hands of forces that could use them for terrorist or other criminal purposes....

12.04.2010 Subject: Religion

The new START Treaty contributes considerably to stable world peace, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev told a Prague press conference on Thursday, adding that the document opens a new page in Russo-US relations, The Voice of Russia reports. Under the pact, each side is allowed a maximum of 1,550 nuclear warheads and no more than 700 deli-very vehicles, including intercontinental ballistic missiles, submarine-launched ballistic missiles, and heavy bombers equipped for nuclear arms. Medvedev thanked his American counterpart Barack Obama for his readiness to reach...

08.04.2010 Subject: Religion

Slovakia is one of Russia’s most important partners and is a reliable guarantor of Russian gas transit to European countries, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said at an official dinner given by the Slovak president on Tuesday, reports ITAR-TASS. “The Russian-Slovak relations are currently dynamically developing. These relations are based not only on the traditions of friendship, but also on mutually beneficial pragmatic cooperation,” the Russian president said. “We...

07.04.2010 Subject: Religion

To deepen relations with Russia is one of priorities of Slovakia's foreign policy, Slovak President Ivan Gasparovic told Itar-Tass in an exclusive interview on the eve of Tuesday's visit of Dmitry Medvedev. Gasparovic pointed out, "We, the Slovaks, view Russia as one of major European states which has been enriching and continues to enrich European culture. Russia is an integral part of European history, economics, and politics. This is what I stated during my first official visit to Moscow in 2006 during talks with the...

06.04.2010 Subject: Religion

World Russia Forum is an annual event dedicated to U.S. - Russia relations. The 2009 Forum Agenda featured panels on business, economic, and security cooperation, as well as in science, education and culture.  For two days leading American and Russian political leaders, businessmen, and scholars discussed specific proposals on how to reset the course from confrontation to strategic partnership and alliance between our two nations. As President Barack Obama settles into the White House, everyone is asking the same question: "Will the change that he promised actually...

29.04.2009 Subject: Religion

The opening session of Ukrainian Forum – “The Events in South Ossetia and the Reaction of the Ukrainian Public” – has taken place. Diplomatic missions from Russia and Georgia were invited along with those from countries bordering the conflict zone – Turkey, Armenia and Azerbaijan. Leonid Kravchuk, Ukraine’s first president, took part in the discussion along with other public officials and experts. Although the main topics of the forum were the consolidation of Ukraine, the protection of...

16.08.2008 Subject: Religion

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